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Personal + Professional Development Resource Guide

Music Career Resources


People + Places

Agencies, Associations, Centers, + Societies


Artist Residencies, Summer Music Festivals, etc.

Grant Funding Organizations



Business Matters

  • California Franchise Tax Board 
    This is the self-employment licensing board for the state of California.
  • Entertaining Taxes
    This organization offers tax assistance for those in the entertainment industry; it is one of several industry-specific tax preparation resources.
  • Passport Information 
    Make sure to always have a passport that is active and non-expired. Some companies will not allow you to travel if your passport expiration date is within a six month period. DO NOT wait until the last minute to renew.
  • Small Business Administration 
    Through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), you can research various business types, find mentors, learn what paperwork is required to set up your business, and investigate financing options.
  • Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization